2019 Travel Industry Conference Agenda

Grand Hotel
1505 N Broadway
Minot, ND 58703

Travel Conference Agenda

Monday, April 15

3:00-5:00 p.m.

North Dakota Tourism Roundtables

  • Group Travel
  • Global Marketing
  • Marketing Co-op and Research
  • Social Media and Media Relations
  • Brochure Fulfillment and Industry Relations
  • Website and Guide Information
  • Travel Matters
4:00-6:00 p.m. Registration and Exhibitor Setup
6:00-9:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Social

Tuesday, April 16

7:45 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:30-9:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet with Exhibitors
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Session

10:30-11 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3


12:15-1:15 p.m.

Governor's Awards Luncheon Honoring Leaders in Travel and Tourism

The Governor's Awards for Travel and Tourism recognize the passion and dedication North Dakotans who have contributed to the growth of travel and tourism, our state's third-largest industry.  These awards speak to the foundational gratitude important to Governor Burgum.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3
2:45-3:45 p.m.

General Session - 

3:45-4:15 Break with Exhibitors
4:15-5:00 p.m.

The Great Debates

Hear both sides to three important topics affecting destinations in this lighthearted, and thought-provoking, session. Which side will you end up on?        

Event creation and management is the DMO’s job

  • Pro –
  • Con –

The DMO should play a role in economic development and workforce recruitment

  • Pro –
  • Con – 

Print is dead; go digital

  • Pro –
  • Con –

Evening on your own.

Wednesday, April 17 - WEAR YOUR LOGO

7:45 a.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet with Exhibitors
8:45-9:45 a.m.

General Session -

9:45-10:45 a.m.

General Session - NDTIC goes TEDx

This session is designed to spark creative thinking and provide a taste of three important topics for destinations and businesses today.

Topics and Presenters to be announced

10:45-11:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions with NDTICx Speakers

Session 1


Session 2


 Session 3


12:15-1:30 p.m.

Industry Luncheon